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Mabuya zuliae (MIRALLES, RIVAS, BONILLO, SCHARGEL, BARROS, GARCÍA-PEREZ & BARRIO-AMORÓS, 2009)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMabuya zuliae MIRALLES, FUENMAYOR, BONILLO, SCHARGEL, BARROS, GARCÍA-PEREZ & BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009
Maracaiba zuliae — HEDGES & CONN 2012: 118
Mabuya zuliae — PINTO-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2015 
DistributionVenezuela (lowlands of the Maracaibo lake basin, Zulia), NE Colombia (Magdalena)

Type locality: Rio Escalante (09°03′08″N, 71°55′23″W), southwest lake Maracaibo, sector el Cañon, Zulia state, Venezuela.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MHNLS 16647. An unsexed adult specimen, collected in October 2003 by E. Arrieta. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Miralles et al. 2009. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the type locality in Zulia state in Venezuela. 
References
  • Angarita-M O, Montes-Correa AC, Renjifo JM. 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of an agroforestry system in the Colombian Caribbean. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2) [Special Section]: 19–38 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Hedges, S.B. & Conn, C.E. 2012. A new skink fauna from Caribbean islands (Squamata, Mabuyidae, Mabuyinae). Zootaxa 3288: 1–244 - get paper here
  • MIRALLES, AURÉLIEN; GILSON RIVAS FUENMAYOR, CÉLINE BONILLO, WALTER E. SCHARGEL, TITO BARROS, JUAN E. GARCÍA-PEREZ, CÉSAR L. BARRIO-AMORÓS 2009. Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 598-616 - get paper here
  • Pinto-Sánchez, Nelsy Rocío; Martha L. Calderón-Espinosa, Aurelien Miralles, Andrew J. Crawford, Martha Patricia Ramírez-Pinilla 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Neotropical skink genus Mabuya Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae) with emphasis on Colombian populations. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.07.016 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
 
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